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Do Organizations Benefit from e-Workers?

Published on March 2012 by Seyed Mohammad Mortazavi
Wireless Information Networks & Business Information System (WINBIS 2012)
Foundation of Computer Science USA
WINBIS2012 - Number 1
March 2012
Authors: Seyed Mohammad Mortazavi

Seyed Mohammad Mortazavi . Do Organizations Benefit from e-Workers?. Wireless Information Networks & Business Information System (WINBIS 2012). WINBIS2012, 1 (March 2012), 11-13.

author = { Seyed Mohammad Mortazavi },
title = { Do Organizations Benefit from e-Workers? },
journal = { Wireless Information Networks & Business Information System (WINBIS 2012) },
issue_date = { March 2012 },
volume = { WINBIS2012 },
number = { 1 },
month = { March },
year = { 2012 },
issn = 0975-8887,
pages = { 11-13 },
numpages = 3,
url = { /proceedings/winbis2012/number1/5489-1003/ },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
%0 Proceeding Article
%1 Wireless Information Networks & Business Information System (WINBIS 2012)
%A Seyed Mohammad Mortazavi
%T Do Organizations Benefit from e-Workers?
%J Wireless Information Networks & Business Information System (WINBIS 2012)
%@ 0975-8887
%N 1
%P 11-13
%D 2012
%I International Journal of Computer Applications

In the digitally connected world of today a whole new set of relations between people has been defined which has not left the business environment untouched. Among the outcomes of this trend with unknown positive potentials and, certainly, weaknesses worthy of deeper studies is the newly-discussed topic of e-workers. Though, there have been certain issues discussed by researchers in this field; the results have not yet proved this notion of being merely positive or negative, as a result this issue is still practically dim. In this regard, organizational interrelations, influence of digital relations on worker’s trust and commitment, vocational psychology, diversity of the workers and its effects on team working and organizational culture, legal definitions, official issues and internal costs are among the key subjects to be reviewed. However, recent studies have revealed that, identifying all the potentials of e-workers, face-to-face relations are still more preferred. This study paper, which is an open one, is on investigating of the primary steps of developing a meta-analysis on the relevant literature.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


e-worker e-people e-Human Resource